Charming, tranquil, little Halibut Cove is a beautiful, slow-paced community deep in Alaska's first state park, Kachemak Bay State Park. Due to its secluded location, the village is a haven for wildlife and is surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery, with mountains, glaciers and forests forming part of the 400,000-acres of parkland.
A trip to Halibut Cove is all about slowing things down, enjoying the close-knit community of artists, fishermen, and craftspeople, and appreciating the miracles of nature. Check out the bird sanctuary for a range of different species like gulls, puffins and red-faced cormorants. Halibut Cove is also the place to be to potentially spot a whale -- Humpbacks are in the waters here, as well as numerous seals, porpoises and sea otters. Guided tours with expert wildlife biologists are advised for the best experience.
For getting active, hiking, kayaking, and boating are just some of the sports on offer in the area.
Additionally, don't miss the special highlight of the floating post office, one of the only ones in the USA.
Mid-June to mid-August is the most popular time to visit, having the best weather and conditions.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Halibut Cove. The warmest months in Halibut Cove are June and July, when temperatures reach 73 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -3 ˚F. The wettest month in Halibut Cove is December with 5.07 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 0.06 inches of rain.